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Spam with registration, money requested on pypal

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey.

This morning from 6am I woke up and saw many spam emails on gmail with registration on multiple websites. Russian webs, wordpress etc.

 

What caught my eye was that something popped up from paypal. I logged in and there is email added to it and $500 was requested from my bank account. What do I do about it? This never happened to me.

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If your account(s) have been hacked, your first step is to secure them, to prevent further damages. Set up 2FA if possible. Then worry about getting your money back. Like I said, you should probably contact PayPal directly.


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First things first, do NOT click anything in the "mail from paypal" it could be a phishing scam. ALWAYS go to paypal directly through a browser or the official app.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

i already delete this email from my account and changed password. now question i have what is all this spam about? All this registrations on so many websites.

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18 minutes ago, okar said:

i already delete this email from my account and changed password. now question i have what is all this spam about? All this registrations on so many websites.

 

18 minutes ago, okar said:

i have what is all this spam about?

you probably put your email to some scam website.


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18 hours ago, okar said:

if i did it wasnt intentional

the thing is how why was my paypal affected too?

It's possible that your email and/or password was part of a leak somewhere, e.g. when some website was hacked.

 

The hackers will then simply try that email/password on popular services like ebay, paypal, etc. because many people use the same password for multiple sites.

 

They will probably also use the email for other purposes like phishing and spam.


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